Carnegie Mellon University
February 15, 2017

Balakrishnan receives two awards

Gaurav Balakrishnan, a sophomore working on dual degrees in both Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering received two distinguished awards recently. The Pittsburgh chapter of American Society for Metals (ASM) has given him it's 'Past Chairperson Educational Assistance Scholarship' (PCEAS). This is given annually to an outstanding sophomore. Gaurav was encouraged to apply by Professor Bryan Webler.

In addition, Gaurav was awarded an ISURF: International Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship by the Undergraduate Research Office at Carnegie Mellon. This funding will help allow him to travel to and work at Technion University in Haifa, Israel, at the Personalized Medicine Laboratory under the supervison of Dr. Avi Schroeder. Guarav's work will focus on nanoliposomes for delivering drugs to cancer cell lines. His research advisor is Professor Cohen-Karni.